Senate Democratic leaders “announced Wednesday their new communications structure led by Sen. Charles Schumer that will drive the Conference’s messaging for the 112th Congress,” Roll Call reports.
Schumer (D-N.Y.) will head the new Senate Democratic Policy and Communications Center and Sen. Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.) will serve as vice chairwoman. Schumer holds dual roles in leadership — he serves as the Democratic Policy chairman and Conference vice chairman.
The new message operation will merge two existing entities: the former Democratic Communications Center with the Democratic Policy Committee, according to a joint release from Schumer and Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.).
“This new structure builds on our past success to ensure that our commitment to the middle class is communicated as effectively as possible to the public, and that we provide the best resources available to our caucus,” Reid said in a statement.
Schumer added, “We will be aggressive and use every tool at our disposal to show that we are focused like a laser on the middle class.”